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Plastic Logics eInk Device Hands On Look at Gizmodo

Yes, I am looking at my feed this morning. Gizmodo has a video of another impending eink device, this time from Plastic Logic. I suspect that Plastic Logic is the hardware manufacturer behind the reader coming from Barnes and Noble. The thing that might set this device apart is the ability to doodle on the screen.

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  1. XandraG
    May 29, 2009 @ 14:43:58

    Okay, I love that it’s big, I love that it’s thin. I love that it’s all touch screen–mixing buttons and touch confuses people. I wish to all the gods who grant wishes that the next iteration would include a swipe gesture (and if it pleases the apple gods not to trademark the hand motion of swiping a screen or I might be tempted to trademark the hand motion of a single-digit salute).

    What I don’t love is that it appears to be that butt-ugly putty color that makes it resemble a Buck Rogers in the 25th Century prop.

    Dear Hardware Tech Developers–putty-colored plastic is the “bomp-chicky-bomp-bomp” of the personal technology industry.

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  2. E-reader reviews « Romantic Reads
    Jun 01, 2009 @ 10:46:49

    [...] DearAuthor reports on Plastic Logic’s new eInk device–which if I remember correctly is supposed to be a larger size to capitilize on newspaper, [...]

  3. Karen Wester Newton
    Jun 08, 2009 @ 14:12:20

    From everything I have seen, Plastic Logic is aiming at the “mobile business user.” In fact, I think they call their as yet unnamed device a “document reader” instead of an eReader or a book reader, and often demo it with a spreadsheet or pie chart on the screen. They seem to have the most overlap with Kindle DX, and as they’re being remarkably coy about the price (“we don’t set the price; the market sets the price”), I assume it will be in the DX range, a little above or below $500.

    It will be interesting to see if PL is the B&N reader and if so, if B&N subsidizes the price in any way. Hearst is another possibility, since they would need a large screen. Ditto the subsidy question.

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